Sasse to speak March 31 at College of Law

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Sasse to speak March 31 at College of Law

Sen. Ben Sasse
Sen. Ben Sasse

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) will speak at the University of Nebraska College of Law on March 31. The senator will deliver a lecture titled "Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Bi-Partisan Attack on the Constitution."

The event is the inaugural Attorney General Jon Bruning Public Service Lecture and will take place at noon in the Hamann Auditorium at the College of Law, 1875 N. 42nd St. It is free and open to the public but seating will be limited. Those interested in attending may get a maximum of two tickets per person at the College of Law reception desk beginning at 1 p.m. March 29.

Sasse was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014. A fifth-generation Nebraskan, he is a graduate of Fremont High School and Harvard University. He also earned a doctorate in American history from Yale. Prior to his election, Sasse spent five years as president of Midland University.

"The College of Law is honored to be hosting Senator Sasse," Interim Dean Richard Moberly said. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about the U.S. Constitution from the perspective of someone who is serving our state in public office."

The Attorney General Jon Bruning Public Service Lecture was established to provide an opportunity for students to focus on the significance of dedicating all or a portion of one's career to public service. Bruning served as attorney general of Nebraska from 2003-2015 and as a state senator from 1997-2002. Bruning graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with high distinction and graduated with distinction from the Nebraska College of Law in 1994.

Important information for members of the news media:

  • Digital or electronic recording devices will not be allowed into the auditorium during the lecture. However, the senator will be available to answer questions from TV, radio, online and newspaper reporters immediately following the conclusion of his lecture.

  • Members of the media wishing to cover the lecture also must be credentialed. Please submit requests for credentials in advance to Steve Smith, UNL University Communications news director, at 402-472-4226 or ssmith13@unl.edu before 5 p.m. March 25.

  • Registered media members will receive their credentials outside the auditorium starting at 11:30 a.m. March 31. Print reporters, still photographers and broadcast media will be seated in a designated press area inside the auditorium. Still photographers will be limited to taking photographs during the first five minutes of the lecture and again at the conclusion of the lecture.